Mon Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corps., has recently relocated a half-mile stretch of high-voltage transmission line in Tucker County.
The $3 million project eliminates power line interference and clearance issues with a new bridge being installed as part of the Corridor H highway project. Officials say the construction of the bridge is a part of the West Virginia initiative to increase economic development in rural communities.
“These are very hard to reach communities. These types of projects, especially Corridor H, are very important. Tourists get better access; businesses can get better access and hopefully, that can build the economy of some of these areas that are harder to reach,” said FirstEnergy Spokesperson Todd Meyers.
The relocated portion of the line maintains necessary electrical clearances and sections of the transmission line have been reconstructed along the mountainside at a site off Route 219.